We are strategically located along the Norwegian coast from Stavanger in the south to Hammerfest in the north and Kuwait in the Middle East.
Oljeveien 5, N-4098 TANANGER
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SAR Main Office with its 60 employees is situated in Tananger, Norway. The head office consists of SAR management team and administrative departments, as listed below. The disciplines work closely together and have daily communication with all the SAR departments both nationally and internationally.
Sustainability Department consists of 8 environmental engineers and HSE advisors that at any time assist our customers with issues concerning waste management, environmental technology, environmental accounting/reporting, and laws and regulations. The HSEQ Department also secures high quality of HSE, pollution prevention and working environment within the SAR organisation.
Sales- and Marketing Department is responsible for sales, serving customers and follow up contracts. The Sales- and Marketing Department also consists of a dedicated tender team and a communication- and sales team that assists all SAR departments with regards to marketing, communication and sales.
HR Department tends to personnel administration at all our branches and at all levels of the company. This includes planning, recruitment and development of the human resources situation in SAR.
Economy and Finance Department is responsible for the overall financial management of the company; budget allocation / planning, monitoring of financial, accounting and procurement services.
Logistics Department manages all transportation- and shipping services between our departments, treatment plants, and customer locations. In addition it keeps the overall control on inventory, tanks and treatment capacity at all SAR locations both nationally and internationally.
Averøy Department has two principal treatment facilities: WOSS for Water Oil Solid Separation, and TCC for Thermomechanical Cuttings Cleaning, which work on oil-based drilling waste. There are also tanks for receiving and storing oil-based mud slops, as well as pits to receive and store oil-based drill cuttings.
Averøy Department also features a reception and storage facility for Category 2 waste fluids. There is a dedicated service team who look after service and maintenance of the process plant. The plant is an Accredited Apprenticeship Enterprise for awarding Trade Certificates for Process Operator Chemical and Process Industry Operator.
Averøy Department partners with a local college for young apprentices on TAF schemes. The Department has 26 full-time jobs including WOSS operation, water purification and TCC operation, service and maintenance, administration and management (2013 figures).
Receiving, storage and final processing of oil-based drilling waste.
Opening hours: 07.00 - 15.00
Florø Department has 30 employees and is located within Fjord Base. We collect and receive hazardous waste and industrial waste in large and small containers from offshore and land-based industry. We can also receive large bulk consignments by tank truck and boat.
Waste is not processed on site, but only repackaged and prepared for transport and final treatment.
Drilling waste received in the form of slops, mud and cuttings is forwarded to special processing facilities at Averøy, Hammerfest and Sandnessjøen.
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Hammerfest Department specialises in hazardous waste fractions from onshore and offshore customers. We perform all types of tank cleaning operations, and have receiving stations for slops, cuttings and industrial waste, as well as household waste.
Hammerfest also has an offshore-oriented cleansing plant at Polar Base where liquids from offshore operations are processed. Hammerfest has moved into new, modern premises and has 25 personnel.
Kristiansund Department in Næringsveien 8 combines operations and administration. At this location we collect and receive various hazardous fractions in large and small containers from offshore and land-based industry. We also receive and dispatch large bulk consignments by road.
All shipments by sea go through the plant at West Base, where 14 shore tanks can accommodate 2700 m3. All large shipments of mud and slops are stored here. Cuttings are forwarded to the cleaning facility at Averøy. In addition to the shore tanks at West Base there is a storage apron to receive offshore containers which are then taken to Løkkemyra for safe processing.
Kristiansund Department processes and delivers some 5000 tones of industrial waste per year in addition to hazardous waste.
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
In 2015 SAR established a plant for treatment of OBM Drill Cuttings for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in North Kuwait.
The plant has been in operation since July 2015 and uses Indirect Thermal Desorption Technology to treat weathered drill cuttings from old pits and fresh drill cuttings collected at rig sites. The plant has capacity to treat approximately 26,000 tons of OBM cuttings per year. SAR provides KOC with a tailored, total solution for handling of OBM Cuttings, including collection, transportation, treatment and disposal. Overall focus of the operation is to optimize recovery and reuse and minimize waste disposal.
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In 2014 Kuwait oil Company KOC awarded SAR a five-year contract for treatment of oil-based mud drill cuttings. SAR established a facility for treatment of OBM cuttings in North Kuwait, and operation of the facility commenced in July 2015.
The objective of the project is to serve KOC initiative to reduce drilling operations impact on the environment by decreasing the number of new and existing drill cuttings pits. To reach this objective SAR collect OBM cuttings from two different sources, fresh cuttings from the drilling rigs and old cuttings from previous drilling operations.
The fresh cuttings are picked up by SAR at the drilling rigs where the cuttings are loaded in skips for transport on flatbed trucks to the SAR treatment facility. At the plant the skips are weighed, and the fresh cuttings are emptied into the storage pits.
Old drill cuttings from previous drilling operations are stored in pits in the desert. SAR remove all drill cuttings and other oil contaminated material from the pits and transport it to the treatment facility. There the cuttings are weighed, and the old cuttings are emptied into the storage pits. A gantry crane feed the cuttings from the storage pits into the treatment plant.
The first step of the treatment process is to remove larger rocks and debris from the cutting. The treatment of the OBM drill cuttings is carried out using a Thermal mechanical cutting cleaner (TCC). The TCC unit is placed inside a building where it is protected from the harsh environment. The TCC uses a technology that separates the solids, base oil and water in the drill cuttings. The capacity of the TCC unit is 4 to 6 tons per hour. The treatment process is fully automated, and continuously monitored and controlled by the SAR supervisors. Samples are taken before, during and after the treatment process to document the process and ensure that the set treatment criteria are met.
The average oil content in solids after treatment is 0.2% TPH. Samples from the bottom of the old pits are also analyzed to ensure that oil-contaminated material is completely removed.
The thermal desorption technology allows full recovery of base oil with unchanged quality. The recovered oil can be reused in new oil-based mud or used as fuel for generators, boilers, etc.
The SAR facility recovers around 14 million liters of base oil. This makes the facility self-sufficient with energy, and excess oil is sold to KOC approved Companies.
Recovered oil and water are stored in large tanks at the treatment facility; cleaned cuttings are loaded on tipper trucks and transported back to the desert for the backfilling of the old pits.
SAR`s treatment facility has the capacity to treat up to 30,000 tons of OBM cuttings per year.
During the five years of operation, SAR cleans 80 old pits and serve 96 rig sites.
SAR Mongstad Water Treatment Process Plant was established in 2016, and is the largest water treatment facility of its kind in Norway.
It has an annual capacity of 245 000 m3 oil contaminated water, and a receiving and a storage capacity totaling 20 000 m3 at any given time. Contaminated waste water is delivered by truck or by ship at Mongstad Base.
SAR Treatment Tananger (Risavika) is a specializedt offshore hazardous waste treatment facility using Thermomechanical Cutting Cleaning (TCC) for handling oil-based drilling waste. The facilitiy has two TCCs, making it Norway’`s largest and most capable drilling waste cleaning facility. The toxic drilling waste is re-cycled into clean water, solids and a recovered oil which can be re-used as a high quality fuel.
SAR took over the facility from Halliburton in 2016 but have since modernized and expanded the facility, which now employs about 23 people
Receiving, storage and final processing of oil-based drilling waste.
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Sandnessjøen department is located just above the supply base at Horvnes and contains administration offices and sorting plant. At Horvnes, SAR receive hazardous waste, industrial waste and waste from private customers. Sorting of waste and shipment to downstream contractors is carried out at Horvnes.
SAR has a facility for treatment of drill cuttings at Strendene.
Opening hours: 07.00 – 14.30 (Office service until 15:00)
SAR Tananger Operation Department with its 70 employees is co-located with SAR Main Administration in Oljeveien in Tananger. In Tananger we collect and receive assortment of hazardous waste fractions in large and small containers from offshore and onshore industry. We receive bulk shipments by road and sea transport. There is no processing of hazardous waste on site, only repacking and preparing for forwarding and final processing.
Drilling waste such as slop, mud and cuttings are transported to SAR`s own treatment plants at Averøy, in Hammerfest or Sandnessjøen. The operation in Tananger also features our tank farms at Norsea Base in Tananger and Dusavik in addition to a temporary storage tank farm at Storøy.
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